Joe Kharma Spiritual Movie Reviews

“Films that inspire, enlighten, uplift”

Yes, Joe is finally back from the mountain after a long sabbatical, bringing with him a whole host of ideas about life, the afterlife, and especially life at the movies.  And yes that’s right, you guessed it.  Joe happens to be our in-house movie critic, who reviews films that contain a spiritual theme.  We certainly know that could encompass quite a few movies, but Joe has his own criteria for what constitutes a ‘spiritual’ film.

Joes clarifies, “a spiritual film generally has a positive, inspiring and uplifting story that reveals and expresses insight and wisdom into our inner natures.  Without sounding too preachy, it can be very powerful, and many people will respond to it in an empathetic way.  However, by spiritual I do not mean religious.  Religious films usually promote a particular doctrine or philosophy.  Films with a more generic metaphysical or spiritual theme usually do not proselytize, but have a universal, yet personal theme.”

“Most spiritual films include a positive vision of life and leave you feeling good afterwards, containing no gratuitous violence, exploitative sex, or other negative imagery.  These films usually delight and inspire, and contain positive role models, important messages, deep feelings and humor.   In a way, they are emotional, mental and spiritual nutrition for audiences hungry and thirsty for their vision, intent and originality.”

“Please join me as I embark on this journey of filmic discovery, while I review one by one the movies from my list below.  Also, if you feel I’ve left off any movies you would like to see on my list, please feel free to recommend that I include them on the list.  I will then check them out and decide if they are appropriate.  And yes, please feel free to write your own reviews of any of these films.  I may then comment on your reviews, as you may on mine.  You can email me at joekharma@theoraclestar.com.  Have fun at the movies.”

JOE KHARMA’S SPIRITUAL FILMS

1. AFTER LIFE
2. A GUY NAMED JOE
3. ALWAYS
4. ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD
5. A WRINKLE IN TIME
6. BEING THERE
7. BEYOND CHRISTMAS
8. CHANCES ARE
9. CITY OF ANGELS
10. CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD
11. DEAD AGAIN
12. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE
13. DOGMA
14. DRAGONFLY
15. DREAMS AWAKE
16. FIELD OF DREAMS
17. GHOST
18. HEART AND SOULS
19. HEAVEN CAN WAIT
20. HERE COMES MR. JORDAN
21. INDIGO
22. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
23. JACOB’S LADDER
24. KUNDUN
25. LITTLE BUDDHA
26. MADE IN HEAVEN
27. MATRIX
28. MEET JOE BLACK
29. MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
30. MY LIFE
31. OH, GOD!
32. OUT ON A LIMB
33. PEACEFUL WARRIOR
34. PHENOMENON
35. POWDER
36. RESURRECTION
37. SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET
38. SIXTH SENSE
39. SPIRITUAL WARRIORS
40. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
41. STAR WARS
42. THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
43. THE CELESTINE PROPHECY
44. THE FAMILY MAN
45. THE FOUNTAIN
46. THE GREEN MILE
47. THE RAZOR’S EDGE
48. THE SECRET
49. TIME BANDITS
50. VANILLA SKY
51. WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
52. WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?
53. WINDWALKER
54. WINGS OF DESIRE